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  • Greg Cannon
    http://www.courant.com/news/elections/hc-senate-elnite,0,5805397.story?coll=hc-headlines-home Lieberman Projected To Win Senate Race 9:14 PM EST, November 7,
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      Lieberman Projected To Win Senate Race
      9:14 PM EST, November 7, 2006
      By JOANN KLIMKIEWICZ, The Hartford Courant

      In a race watched closely by the nation as a
      referendum on the war in Iraq, early returns show
      Democratic Senate nominee Ned Lamont with 41 percent
      to Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's 47 percent, with 9
      precincts reporting, the Associated Press reports.
      Republican Alan Schlesinger trailed with 10 percent.

      Based on those results and exit polling, the
      Associated Press has declared Lieberman the likely
      winner.

      Lamont, 52, a first-time candidate for statewide
      office, entered the race as a long-shot candidate on
      an anti-war platform. He won a bitter primary against
      Lieberman, 64, a three-term incumbent and one-time
      vice presidential nominee. Lieberman then ran in the
      general election as a petitioning candidate.

      Lieberman stunning loss to Lamont in the August
      Democratic primary was considered a rebuke for his
      support of President Bush's Iraq invasion . Polls
      showed him entering today's election with a
      comfortable 12-point lead.

      Lamont largely financed his anti-war campaign. He
      personally invested nearly $16 million. Lieberman
      raised at least $17.5 million.

      Also running for U.S. Senate were Schlesinger, Ralph
      Ferrucci of the Green Party and Timothy Knibbs of the
      Concerned Citizens Party.
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